As someone who loves to ski, I don’t see any real need for another resort here. There is already Lookout Pass in the same vicinity as well as Silver mountain a little further west in Idaho. A large portion of the usage at the above come from the greater Spokane area, which already has 7 ski areas within about two hours. They should just leave this as a wilderness.
From the article it sounds like if the applicants address some lynx issues all is a roll. Very disappointing for someone like me who is trying to raise my kid in a nearby town where it is harder and harder for regular folk to own any piece of property, however small and austere. A big resort just S of Missoula would make it even harder for our town to stay “small town, working class”. And I think that’s a damn shame.